Sublime Yuletide Tree


The Metropolitan Museum of Art continues a longstanding holiday tradition with the presentation of its Christmas tree, a favorite of New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. A vivid eighteenth-century Neapolitan Nativity scene—embellished with a profuse array of diminutive, lifelike attendant figures and silk-robed angels hovering above—adorns the candlelit spruce. Recorded music and lighting ceremonies add to the enjoyment of the holiday display. Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is magnificent and very large, but, insofar as my wife and I are concerned, the Met’s Tree is sublime; a work of art amid a venue of art.